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American Pastoral (2016)

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An All-American college star and his beauty queen wife watch their seemingly perfect life fall apart as their daughter joins the turmoil of '60s America.

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Jerry Levov
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Rita Cohen
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Sylvia Levov
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Seymour Levov, going by the nickname of 'Swede' in the Jewish community he was born into, was even more of an all-American than Douglas Fairbanks himself. He had just everything an American idol can dream of: not only was the tall muscular young man a high school star athlete but he married a beauty queen named Dawn in the bargain. And as if all this were not enough, Swede later became the successful manager of the glove factory his father had founded, which allowed him to live with his wife in a beautiful house in the New Jersey countryside. Well-mannered, always bright, smiling and positive, conservative but with a liberal edge, what bad could ever happen to him? And yet...this was reckoning without fate and its obnoxious irony, Swede and Dawn's nemesis manifesting itself in the person of Merry, their beloved daughter who in her teens unexpectedly turned into a violent activist. Written by Guy Bellinger

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A radically ordinary family. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for some strong sexual material, language and brief violent images | See all certifications »

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21 October 2016 (USA)  »

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$149,038 (USA) (21 October 2016)

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$541,457 (USA) (25 November 2016)
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Army National Guardsman - The young army guardsman they have a short talk with outside of the factory in NJ/NYC is actually wearing a 25th infantry patch. See more »

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Nathan Zuckerman: [narrating as WWII era dance music plays] Let's remember the energy. America had won the war. The depression was over. Sacrifice was over. The upsurge of life was contagious. We celebrated a moment of collective inebriation that we would never know again. Nothing like it in all the years that followed from our childhood until tonight, the 45th reunion of our high school class.
Nathan Zuckerman: [now walking down a school hallway] At 30 or 40, a gathering of my old classmates would have been exactly ...
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Impressed with McGregor's work!
14 March 2017 | by (Abu Dhabi) – See all my reviews

Had no idea McGregor is directing movies! Definitely, the subject of the movie isn't an easy one to direct, but I think he did a great job in portraying the atmosphere of those times... Was extremely surprised by the end of the movie... as i believed too that he was wrong hoping... Thumbs up! Id' like to see more works by McGregor!


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